‘Talks have stopped’ for Barca target Arthur

first_imgTransfers ‘Talks have stopped’ – Gremio to make Barcelona wait for Arthur deal Ryan Benson 18:04 2/5/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) arthur-cropped Getty Images Transfers Barcelona Grêmio Primera División Serie A The Catalans have long wanted the 21-year-old, but they will have to wait for at least another 12 months to get their hands on him Highly rated Gremio midfielder Arthur will not be leaving before December, regardless of any potential deal that is struck with Barcelona, according to club president Romildo Bolzan Jr.Arthur, 21, has been strongly linked with a move to Catalonia for several months and angered officials at Gremio when he was photographed wearing a Barca jersey in a meeting with their sporting director Robert Fernandez at the start of December.Barca were quick to offer an apology to the Copa Libertadores champions, reportedly keen to remain on good terms with Gremio in anticipation of negotiations eventually getting started. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And, while Bolzan confirmed there have been talks, he swiftly highlighted that even if a deal is struck between the two clubs, Arthur – who reportedly has a €50 million release clause – will not be leaving before the end of the year.”At this moment it’s [transfer talks] stopped,” Bolzan told UOL Esporte. “But I can tell you that all the ideas are Arthur will stay with us until December.”All parties agree that it is more or less agreed that Arthur will stay until the end of 2018 if the negotiations are completed. I repeat, if they are completed.”Arthur has yet to make his international debut for Brazil, but at the end of 2017 was called to the squad to face Bolivia and Chile as recognition of his burgeoning talent.last_img read more

ICC Test rankings: Kohli maintains lead at the top, Bumrah and Pant make big gains

first_imgICC Test rankings: Kohli maintains lead at the top, Bumrah and Pant make big gainsVirat Kohli enjoys a 34-point lead over Kane Williamson at the top of the rankings for batsmen while Jasprit Bumrah has moved from 28th to 12th in the bowlers list.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service DubaiDecember 31, 2018UPDATED: December 31, 2018 15:35 IST Virat Kohli dropped three points despite a first innings score of 82 in the Boxing Day Test (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKohli had attained a career-high 937 points during the yearSince overtaking Steve Smith, Kohli held the top position for 135 daysPujara has maintained the fourth position while Pant has gained 10 slotsIndia captain Virat Kohli and South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada have maintained their top positions in the ICC Test Player rankings which was announced on Monday.Kohli dropped three points despite a first innings score of 82 in the third Test in Melbourne, but still enjoys a 34-point lead over Kane Williamson, according to an ICC’s statement.Kohli, who attained a career-high 937 points during the year, which is the highest ever by an India batsman, scored 1322 runs in all. Kohli overtook Steven Smith in August and has now held the top position for 135 days.Rabada, who split the top ranking with England’s seasoned fast bowler James Anderson during the year, is just six points ahead of his adversary.Rabada, who became the youngest to take top position among bowlers during the year and held the spot for 178 days during the year, grabbed six wickets in the opening match at Centurion that South Africa won by six wickets to finish with 52 wickets in 10 Tests in 2018.Kohli’s compatriot Cheteshwar Pujara has maintained the fourth position after a first-innings century in Melbourne, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has gained 10 slots to reach a career-best 38th position.Debutant opener Mayank Agarwal has entered the batsmen’s list at an impressive 67th place after scores of 76 and 42 that helped his side win by 137 runs for a 2-1 lead in the four-match series.Pacer Jasprit Bumrah has moved from 28th to 12th after his match haul of nine for 86, the best-ever by an India seam bowler in Australia. He is now the highest-ranked India fast bowler in the format with Mohammed Shami next in 23rd position.advertisementFor Australia, Pat Cummins has been the pick, gaining five slots to reach a career-best third position after finishing with nine wickets in the match. He has also gained 13 slots to reach 91st place among batsmen with some useful runs down the order. Travis Head (up seven places to 56th) has also benefitted in the latest rankings update.New Zealand fast bowlers have a lot to cheer about following their record 423-run win over Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Trent Boult’s nine wickets in the match have helped him gain seven slots to reach the seventh position while Tim Southee (up two places to ninth) and Neil Wagner (up one place to 15th) have also moved up.Century-makers at Christchurch, Henry Nicholls (up two places to seventh) and Tom Latham (up eight places to 14th), and Jeet Raval (up two places to 35th) have also gained in the latest rankings update.For South Africa, former captain Hashim Amla (up three places to 11th place) and Temba Bavuma (up four places to 31st) have gained among batsmen while fast bowler Duanne Olivier has gained 17 places to reach 36th position after his player of the match effort of 11 wickets.Pakistan’s Babar Azam has gained nine slots to reach 27th position after innings of 71 and six while left-arm fast bowlers Mohammad Amir (up two places to 34th) and Shaheen Afridi (up 38 places to 73rd) have advanced after taking four and five wickets in Centurion.Meanwhile, New Zealand have leapfrogged South Africa to take third place in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings after starting the series against Sri Lanka with a chance of going up to the second position with a 2-0 win.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow Rishabh PantFollow ICC Test rankingslast_img read more

$78 Million Spent on Road Projects in West St. Mary

first_imgSome $78 million has been spent on major infrastructure development projects in the constituency of western St. Mary.This was disclosed by Member of Parliament for the area, Jolyan Silvera, during his contribution to the 2013/14 Sectoral Debate on June 18, in the House of Representatives.He said the works are being executed by the National Works Agency under the direction of the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing. Under the programme, two new bridges have been constructed in the communities of Jack’s River and Fontabell, while road rehabilitation and gabion works continue in sections of the constituency.In the meantime, Mr. Silvera informed that a further investment of some $19 million will go towards the rehabilitation of the Coloraine Housing Scheme in the parish.The works will include the reconstruction of roadways and repair of the drainage system. “The (scheme) was constructed in 1972 by the Ministry of Housing and never received rehabilitative works (until now),” he pointed out.Other major programmes within the constituency include the establishment of a $3.2 million bee project, which has benefited some 20 persons through the provision of training, bee hives and other equipment.Additionally, more than $5 million has been spent to assist some 400 students with subsidies on school fees and textbooks.Mr. Silvera also informed that funding from the Jamaica Emergency Employment Project (JEEP) was used to rehabilitate community centres in the districts of Three Hills, Charles Town and Mango Valley.Contact: Athaliah Reynolds-Bakerlast_img read more

CLdN Takes Delivery of Its First NextGeneration RoRo

first_imgzoom Luxembourg-based short sea specialist CLdN RoRo has taken delivery of its first newbuilding vessel from the next generation of super RoRos, the MV CELINE.Originally code named the G9, the 234-meter-long ship will add 8.000 lane meters to the CLdN network, according to the company.Following a debut voyage from the South Korea’s Hyundai Shipyard, where it was constructed, MV CELINE arrived at its home ports of Zeebrugge and Rotterdam on October 25, according to AIS data provided by Marine Traffic.The new ship will operate on a rotational schedule, including both ports of Zeebrugge and Rotterdam; Dublin, Ireland and London/Killingholme, UK.“We are delighted to be able to welcome the eagerly anticipated arrival of the first of 12 vessels of our previously announced fleet enhancement strategy,” a spokesperson for CLdN said.“With the CELINE’s green credentials, including being LNG ready and offering unparalleled flexibility, we envisage CLdN is poised to commence delivery of their ambitions,” the spokesperson added.The second 8,000 lane meter vessel under the order is sceduled to join its owner this year.In September 2015, CLdN Ro-Ro unveiled its expansion program, looking to order up to 12 new vessels, of which six have been confirmed until now.In March 2016, the firm ordered two RoRo vessels from Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik, with an option for further four. Two additional 5,400 lane meter vessels were ordered from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), with options for a further four of the same class, in February 2017.CLdN operates 24 RoRo vessels, offering sailings between the ports of Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, London, Killingholme, Dublin, Gothenburg, Esbjerg, Hirtshals, Santander and Porto.last_img read more

Applications for 2013 Moose Hunt Now Open

first_imgMoose hunters in Nova Scotia will have additional choices for hunting times in the non-motorized moose hunt in the Polletts Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness area of Cape Breton, with the addition of two new one-week seasons in late October and early November. “Moose hunting in Cape Breton is popular and allows for good management of the moose population,” said Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker. “The annual moose draw provides a simple, fair way to manage the number of selected hunters per zone.” Every year hunters have an opportunity to apply for a chance to harvest a Cape Breton moose by submitting applications for the annual moose hunting licence lottery. Selected hunters can participate in one of seven hunting seasons. There are five moose management zones within Victoria and Inverness counties, the only counties in the province where moose hunting is permitted. Last year about 11,000 applicants entered the draw. A total of 345 licences will be available again this year. Hunters applying for the draw must pick the zone and season they want to hunt in before they apply. There are two types of moose hunting available. Hunting using motorized vehicles to access and remove moose will be permitted in seasons one and two, in zones one to four and in season seven, in zone one. A non-motorized moose hunt is available in seasons one to six, in zone five. Motorized vehicles are prohibited in zone five. Hunters can apply to either or both hunts. If one name is drawn for both, the hunter must choose one. The hunting zones are described online at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/draws/moosedraw. The first six moose hunting seasons will run consecutively, Monday to Saturday, beginning Sept. 30. The seventh season will take place Dec. 10-12. The Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications. The deadline is Friday, May 31 at midnight. For $7.83, plus HST, people can apply online at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/draws/moosedraw. Hunters can also apply by calling 1-900-565-3337. They must have their Wildlife Resources Card number available and call from a landline, not a cellphone. The application fee will be charged to the phone. Applications can also be made by mail with a fee of $13.05, HST included, to Moose Draw, Wildlife Division, Department of Natural Resources, 136 Exhibition St., Kentville, N.S., B4N 4E5. The draw will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 25, at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre and may also be viewed by live webcast via the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters website www.nsfah.ca. Winners will be notified by mail and their names will be announced at the draw. Applicants can also check draw results online or by calling a local Department of Natural Resources office. More information on the moose hunt is available at Department of Natural Resources offices and online at www.gov.ns.ca/natr/draws/moosedraw/.last_img read more

Serena Williams To Host Live Ultimate Run For Charity

first_imgSerena Williams has announced that she will be hosting the second annual Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run, which will be held in Miami’s South Beach Sunday, December 13, 2015.The Quarter Marathon (6.55 miles), 5K Run/Walk and Ultimate Kids Dash will gather runners of all ages and ability to support the Serena Williams Fund.“I continue to be honored by the rare opportunity I have been given, and truly understand the importance of using my platform to assist others,” shared Williams. “The Serena Williams Fund is excited for the opportunity to partner with Live Ultimate to host a run. We get people outdoors and active in beautiful South Beach and most importantly raise funds for two very important causes: aiding individuals and communities who have been affected by senseless violence and making a quality education accessible to deserving youth around the world. Come out and join us!”On December 13, famed Ocean Drive will be closed to traffic for the Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run’s start and finish lines, with a course that will take runners through Miami’s world-renowned South Beach scene, an iconic destination known for its tropical beauty, Art Deco buildings, world class nightlife and dining. The course will take runners through Ocean Drive, Washington Ave, the Art Deco District, Lincoln Road, and down South Beach’s world-famous beach walk. The event, which is supported by the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA), has partnered with local hotels within walking distance of the start/finish line to offer participants attractive hotel deals.“Serena is the absolute personification of the philosophy of living ultimate,” adds Marc Wachter, CEO of Live Ultimate, LLC and Board Member of Driving Force Giving Circle (DFGC), which houses funds and projects dedicated to creating equity for all, including the Serena Williams Fund. “Not only does she excel in her professional and personal life, but she dedicates her time and energy to giving back to those in need. She should be recognized as much for her work off the courts as for her achievements on them. We are honored to work with her to raise funds for her very important causes.”Joining Serena will be her sister and fellow tennis champion, Venus, and an expected list of elite runners and both local and national personalities who will be coming out in support of The Serena Williams Fund.“We had such a blast last year, I’m really looking forward to getting back out there again for the Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run,” adds Venus Williams. ” My goal is to train harder and beat my time from last year. I encourage everyone from all walks of life to join us for a fun run while supporting a great cause, and of course… the post race Karaoke party on the beach!”More than 3,000 runners are expected to participate in the Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run, which will be the culmination of a weekend-long series of events, kicking off with an Ultimate Evening charity gala and silent auction on Friday, December 11, and a health and wellness expo on Saturday, December 12.“Once again we are thrilled to unite so many communities – runners, families, fitness fans, and philanthropists – to run with Serena, Venus, and other elite athletes, through our shared neighborhood, the one-and-only South Beach,” adds Michael Rose, Managing Partner of Rose Capital Advisors in Miami Beach and Board Member of DFGC. “We had so much fun last year, with over 2,500 runners and even more spectators, that in true Williams competitive spirit, this year we are all out to top our personal bests in both race times as well as raising money and awareness for such important causes.”One hundred teams of four or more are expected to join the Ultimate Team Challenge, and several hundred children, aged 2 – 10, are expected to participate in the Ultimate Kids Dash. For more information about The Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run, The Serena Williams Fund, or to register for the event, click here.last_img read more

Nunavuts Okalik explains why the territorys liquor policy forced him to step

first_imgAPTN National NewsFormer Premier and Nunavut Minister of both Justice and Health, Paul Okalik resigned his cabinet positions in the territorial legislature Thursday.Okalik said he couldn’t support a beer and wine store in Iqaluit.APTN’s Kent Driscoll asked Okalik about the issue.kdriscoll@aptn.calast_img

Tanger Med to Transform into Biggest Container Port in Africa Magazine

Johannesburg – Contracts have been awarded over the past few weeks that will transform Tanger Med in Morocco “into the biggest container port in Africa”, Pan African magazine African Business wrote on Monday. The facility is already handling as much cargo as Durban in South Africa, the magazine noted.APM Terminals (APMT) is developing the fourth terminal at the port, named MedPort Tangier, which will take total port capacity up to 9m TEU a year. TEU measures a ship’s cargo carrying capacity, and the measurement is equivalent to 20 feet in length and 8 feet in height.“Netherlands-based APMT signed deals to buy 44 new cranes for the facility in late October, while the project management contract on the venture was awarded on 5 December,” the source added. “With annual handling capacity of 5m TEU a year, it will be by far the biggest container terminal on the African continent, more than twice the size of the largest terminal at Durban, which has a capacity of 3m TEU,” African Business pointed out, adding that there will be scope to add a further 1m TEU at a later date.“The existing three terminals currently handle more than 3m TEU a year, beyond their combined design capacity of 2.8m TEU. Tanger Med has already won some business from the Port of Algeciras in Spain because of its lower costs and higher productivity.”MedPort Tangier managing director, Dennis Olesen, said: “Our goal is to use proven technology to create high-productivity for our clients on one of the world’s most strategically important trade lanes on the Strait of Gibraltar.”The terminal will be the first in Africa able to serve the new generation of massive container vessels. Known as Ultra Large Container Ships, they can carry up to 20,000 TEU, the magazine noted. The facility is scheduled to open in 2019 and will act as an important transhipment terminal for the Western Mediterranean. Tanger Med is also helping Morocco deepen its role as a manufacturing centre. French car maker Renault now produces 250,000 vehicles a year in the country, while another French firm Valeo is setting up a new factory at an initial cost of €50m, the source said. read more

Moroccos BCIJ Dismantles Drug Trafficking Network Seizes 541 Kg of Cocaine

Rabat – Morocco’s Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) has seized an estimated 541 kilograms of cocaine in Casablanca’s port, according to Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).In a statement, BCIJ announced on Sunday, February 11 that its forces managed to seize the large shipment of cocaine which was concealed in a container of goods from South America.This latest seizure is another example of close international cooperation to combat drug smuggling and it demonstrates the ongoing commitment on the part of BCIJ to uncover drug trafficking rings, added the statement. A sample of the seized cocaine was sent to a laboratory of the Scientific Police to determine the concentration ratio of the drug.During the operation, BCIJ members arrested six suspects including a Brazilian national who is suspected to be the mastermind of the ring. The police have also seized five cars that were prepared to transfer and then transport the seized cocaine. Significant sums of foreign and Moroccan currencies were also seized, added the statement.The BCIJ investigation showed the danger posed by this particular criminal network, which likely has been taking advantage of Morocco’s unique strategic position that joins the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean, close to European countries, according to the statement. Under the supervision of the public prosecutor, the investigation will continue to determine the full circumstances of the case and to arrest any other possible suspects involved. read more

Power supply to be disrupted tomorrow in parts of Colombo

The affected areas will be Colombo 03 including Galle road, Edward road, Glen Aber Place, 8th Lane, School Lane, Alfred House Gardens and Lower Bagatalle road, Colombo 04 including Galle road, Indra Road, Daisy Villa road, De Vos Avenue, Vajira road, R.A. de Mel Road, Milagiriya Avenue, Bambalapitiya Terrace, Retreat road, Shruberry Gardens, Upatissa road, Lauries road, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Station road, Arthur’s Place, Majestic avenue, Trelawney Place and Jawatta road, Colombo 05, including Thimbirigasyaya road, Aintree Street, Kirula road, Chithra Lane, Siripa road and Keppetipola road, Colombo 07 including Torrinton Avenue, Mitland Place, Wijerama Mawatha, Vidya Mawatha, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Nidahas Mawatha, Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha and Malalasekara Mawatha and Colombo 08 including Elvitigala Mawatha, Kithulwatta road, Narahenpita road, Model Farm road, Mangala Path, Gajaba road, Baseline road, D.S. Senanayake road and Dudley Senanayake road. The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy said that following the upgrade there will be more disruptions to the power supply from July 25 to July 31 in the same areas. (Colombo Gazette) The Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy said that the electricity supply will be disrupted from time to time between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m in parts of Colombo tomorrow. The electricity supply will be disrupted in parts of Colombo tomorrow (Saturday) due the upgrading of 132KW cable network system in Colombo.The disruption was earlier expected today but was postponed to tomorrow. read more

Several MPs set to publish assets and liabilities

TISL said that this will mark a historic event in Sri Lanka’s political history as it is the first time that a group of MPs from multiple political parties have come together to make this information public. (Colombo Gazette) Several Members of Parliament are set to publish their assets and liabilities this week.Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said that a group of members of parliament from across party lines will publish their Declarations of Assets and Liabilities on Thursday.

Georgia Power places 1st nuclear fuel order in 3 decades

ATLANTA — Georgia Power has ordered nuclear fuel for its long-delayed expansion of Plant Vogtle, the nation’s first large-scale nuclear project in more than 30 years.The fuel order was announced the day before its parent company reported second-quarter net income of $902 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.Atlanta-based Southern Co. said Wednesday that it had profit of 86 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 80 cents per share.The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research had been earnings of 72 cents per share.The Associated Press

Rio Tinto Alcan to close Shawinigan Que smelter affecting 425 workers

Rio Tinto Alcan to close Shawinigan, Que., smelter, affecting 425 workers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 7, 2013 4:20 pm MDT Rio Tinto Alcan says weak metal prices has forced the aluminum producer to close its 72-year-old smelter in Shawinigan, Que., about a year ahead of schedule in November, affecting most of its 425 workers.“With the current difficult market conditions and when we look at the short-term forecasts, the situation became financially unsustainable for Shawinigan and this despite all the efforts the employees made to help over the past years,” said Etienne Jacques, chief operating officer of Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal in an interview.He said employees couldn’t have done anything to avert the decision because the market finally caught up with the plant’s old Soderberg technology.“They have done almost everything that was imaginable to do, they have done it,” said Jacques.The announcement was made Wednesday, ahead of environmental regulations that would have forced the facility to close at the end of next year.The Montreal-based company division of mining giant Rio Tinto said it will immediately curtail 50,000 tonnes of production and progressively cut the remaining 50,000 tonnes over four months.About 26,000 tonnes of production will be reduced this year, with the full effect hitting next year.About 60 workers will remain at the casting house until the facility closes at the end of December 2014. But all employees will continue to receive a full salary for a year, as outlined in the union collective agreement, said Jacques. Rio Tinto Alcan has about 5,000 workers in Quebec.Arnaud Soirat, chief executive officer of Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal, said the company will meet with union representatives to evaluate solutions such as retirements to minimize the impact.Rio Tinto Alcan said it will provide impacted employees with re-training and job-search assistance.The president of the local union said the announcement is a tough blow for workers and a community that has seen several manufacturers close in recent years, shedding hundreds of well-paying jobs. But Louis-Gerard Dallaire said clauses negotiated in collective agreements anticipating an eventual closure will cushion the blow.“Yes the news is difficult but there were measures put in put in place for workers to take their time and not feel rushed, that’s kind of novel,” he said.Shawinigan Mayor Michel Angers said the closure represents several million dollars of economic losses for the community but the plant’s closure isn’t a total surprise. He said efforts will now have to be accelerated on several projects to convert the facility.“What I give as a message to people is to have hope. There will be jobs for the people of Shawinigan, there will be a future for the workers of Rio Tinto in Shawinigan,” said Angers.About 276,000 tonnes of aluminum capacity had been scheduled to be removed when the metal giant’s division was slated to close facilities in Shawinigan and Arvida, Que., by the end of 2014. That will be offset by the addition of 60,000 tonnes with the impending opening of a facility using AP60 technology.An expansion in Kitimat, B.C., will increase production to 420,000 tonnes from the current 187,000-tonne output.Jacques said all facilities are evaluated in light of the difficult market conditions but he wouldn’t say if other closures, such as Arvida, are planned.Rio Tinto Alcan suspended two lines of production at the Shawinigan smelter after a major power outage at the end of 2011 forced the closure of two of the plant’s four production lines.The process of gradually restarting the 280 cells that were shut down was completed in the second quarter of 2012.Commissioned in 1941, the smelter uses Soderberg technology, which is to be phased out of all Quebec primary aluminium smelters by Dec. 31, 2014 in compliance with Quebec environmental regulations.Rio Tinto and rival Alcoa have been looking to curtail the higher costs of aluminum production as it adjusts to low metal prices.London-based Rio Tinto is also looking to sell its Pacific smelters which have 1.6 million tonnes of capacity. The company is set to announce its latest financial results results on Thursday.In May, the Quebec government announced that it had given both Alcoa and Rio Tinto Alcan more time to honour their investment commitments in the province because of the weak aluminum market.Wednesday announcement follows Alcoa’s plans to eliminate about 500 jobs by permanently closing two potlines this summer at its smelter in Baie-Comeau, Que., while also delaying construction of more efficient facilities at the smelter for three years.That announcement came a couple of weeks after Alcoa announced a 15-month review to cut worldwide production by 460,000 tonnes or 11 per cent of its global output.The U.S.-based company said the review was in response to a more than 33 per cent drop in the price of aluminum since 2011.It has already idled 568,000 tonnes of production capacity, or 13 per cent of its global network. read more

Womens basketball Freshmen getting adjusted to college life

The jump from high school to college can be a difficult adjustment for any student, and student-athletes are no exception.The Ohio State women’s basketball team features three true freshmen this season. Forward Tori McCoy and guards Kiara Lewis and Jensen Caretti are currently going through the same adaptation process many new college students face.“It was a struggle starting off my first day,” McCoy said. “My first week, actually, I was just confused about everything.”The jump can be tough for students from small towns, especially at a large institution like OSU. Caretti is originally from Clarington, Ohio, a town which, according to the 2015 U.S. census, had a population of just 380.“It’s a big environmental change,” Caretti said. “I never expected to go this big in the first place.”The path to OSU was different for all three. Lewis attended Whitney M. Young High School in Chicago, the same school that produced teammate Linnae Harper.Freshman Kiara Lewis (23), Tori McCoy (0) and Jensen Caretti (33) pose for a photo together donning their Ohio state uniforms. Credit: Courtesy of Ohio State AthleticsDuring her senior year of high school, Lewis averaged 24.4 points, 5.3 assists, 7.0 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game. Her efforts landed her the Gatorade Player of the Year award in the state of Illinois.Ranked as the 24th best prospect in the 2016 class by ESPN, Lewis was recruited by the likes of Texas A&M and Tennessee, but said that OSU was the best fit.“I felt that the coaches were very caring and that the team was going to be pretty good,” Lewis said. “We could possibly do something big.”McCoy is a product of Saint Thomas More High School in Champaign, Illinois. She was a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year award during her senior year, a campaign which saw her average 20.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. ESPN ranked her as the 10th best player in her class.McCoy’s list of college options included Baylor, Tennessee and South Carolina, but she said that she felt a different level of comfort with OSU.“The players, they made me feel welcome and that’s a big thing for me,” McCoy said. “I just enjoyed being around the girls.”Caretti was named Ms. Basketball for Ohio after her senior year at River High School in Hannibal, Ohio. She averaged 25.0 points, 11.0 boards and carried a shooting percentage of over 58 percent that year, leading to an ESPN ranking of 31st nationally.Caretti also excelled at volleyball in high school. She said that she considered playing collegiate volleyball instead of basketball, but the opportunities were far greater for basketball.“I didn’t get any big offers like I did for basketball,” Caretti said. “I never played on a travel team for volleyball, so I didn’t really get any looks because our school was so small.”Louisville and South Carolina were among the schools who looked at Caretti for basketball, but the guard said her decision to become a Buckeye was made due to the team’s recent resurgence and the fact that the school was close to home.Now, all three players have joined forces in Columbus and are helping each other get acclimated to life in college.“We actually became close really fast,” McCoy said. “They are always pushing me and I’m always pushing them too.”The tight-knit group remains together on and off the court.“We all come to the gym together, leave together — stuff like that,” Lewis said.As they settle in, McCoy, Lewis and Caretti are looking ahead to what they believe could be a special season at OSU.“I think we are going to go pretty far this year,” McCoy said. “We’re looking pretty good and we’re doing better in practices every day.”The end goal for the incoming players is obvious: Win it all.“Hopefully, we can expect a national championship,” Caretti said. “We are a great team.” read more

British triple killer and rapist jailed for wholelife term loses appeal against

first_img http://jrnl.ie/3191680 By AFP Short URL Tuesday 17 Jan 2017, 7:20 PM 18,822 Views Arthur Hutchinson has been in jail for more than 30 years. Jan 17th 2017, 7:20 PM 23 Comments center_img Arthur Hutchinson has been in jail for more than 30 years. Image: PA Archive/PA Images British triple killer and rapist jailed for whole-life term loses appeal against ‘inhuman’ sentence Arthur Hutchinson killed three people and repeatedly raped a woman. Image: PA Archive/PA Images Share57 Tweet Email1 A BRITISH MAN, who has already served 30 years in prison for the murder of three people, has lost his challenge at the European Court of Human Rights against his whole-life term.Arthur Hutchinson, 75, who killed three people and repeatedly raped a woman in Sheffield, northern England, in 1983, has argued his sentence is inhuman.In 1984, he was sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommended minimum term of 18 years but a decade later the British government converted his sentence into a whole-life term.The ruling by the Strasbourg-based court gives judges in England and Wales the green light to continue imposing whole-life sentences.The ECHR ruled against Hutchinson in 2015 — a decision he appealed to a higher chamber of the Strasbourg court.Today, the judges rejected the appeal, saying a provision for serious cases such as Hutchinson’s to be reviewed by the British Ministry of Justice made his challenge redundant.There are currently more than 60 whole-life prisoners in England and Wales, including the infamous Moors murderer Ian Brady and Thomas Mair who murdered MP Jo Cox.© – AFP 2017Read: British neo-Nazi group which celebrated murder of MP to be outlawed as a terrorist organisation >Read: This is what the Moors murderer Ian Brady looks like today > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Syphilis en Europe au MoyenAge Christophe Colomb ne la pas rapportée dAmérique

first_imgSyphilis en Europe au Moyen-Age : Christophe Colomb ne l’a pas rapportée d’AmériqueRoyaume-Uni – La découverte récente de traces de syphilis sur les squelettes d’un cimetière médiéval, près d’une église de l’est de Londres, prouve l’ancienneté de cette maladie en Europe, invalidant la thèse de son “importation” accidentelle d’Amérique par l’équipage de Christophe Colomb.”Le crâne (…) ressemblait à un paysage lunaire. (…) Les symptômes étaient si évidents !” C’est ainsi que Brian Connell, du Muséum de Londres, décrit le squelette d’un enfant de dix ans, faisant partie des sept dépouilles marquées par la syphilis, exhumées du cimetière de l’église de St Mary Spital, dans l’est de Londres. Datés au radiocarbone, ils remontent aux années 1200 à 1400, donc avant le premier cas officiellement enregistré de syphilis, en 1495, qui avait valu à Christophe Colomb et son équipage d’être soupçonnés d’avoir rapporté du Nouveau Monde cette “nouvelle” et terrible maladie.Si les Européens ont bien introduit – malgré eux – aux Amériques rougeole, grippe et variole, tuant des millions d’Amérindiens, la syphilis, elle, n’a donc pas eu besoin de traverser l’Atlantique pour atteindre les populations d’Europe, provoquant des dommages parfois mortels au cœur, au cerveau, aux os et aux yeux. Les restes humains de St Mary Spital portaient tous, sur le crâne et les membres, les taches rugueuses caractéristiques de cette pathologie. Le 31 octobre 2010 à 09:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

NASA Satellite Spots Rare Energetic Event in Fireworks Galaxy NGC 6946

first_img NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor NASA’s NuSTAR space observatory recently captured extremely illuminated sources of X-ray light after they mysteriously showed up and disappeared in NGC 6946, a galaxy that resembles colorful fireworks.The visible-light image above, which shows pops of bright blue and green in NGC 6946, gives us a sneak peek of these rare flashes generated by the universe’s energetic processes. A new study, which was published in the Astrophysical Journal, suggests possible explanations for the surprise appearance of the green source by the center of the galaxy, which came into NuSTAR space observatory’s view and disappeared in a couple of weeks.According to NASA, the main objective of the NuSTAR observations was to analyze the supernova, the explosion of a star bigger than our sun, which appears as a glowing blue-green spot in the upper right area of the image. The strange green blob near the bottom of NGC 6946 wasn’t visible during the first NuSTAR observation, however, it was burning bright when the second observation started 10 days later.NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory later noticed that the source, also called an ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX), had vanished just as quickly. The mysterious object was named ULX-4, since it is the fourth ULX source identified in NGC 6946. No visible light was found with the X-ray source, which could rule out the possibility of it also being a supernova.According to the study, the light may have come from a black hole consuming another object, such as a star, in space. If the object moves too close to the black hole, gravity can rip the object apart and bring the leftover debris into a close orbit around the black hole. Material at the inner edge of this disk moves very fast, heats up to millions of degrees, and radiates X-rays in the process. Most ULXs last a long time, because they’re formed by dense objects, including black holes. Short-lived X-ray sources, like ULX-4, are extremely rare, so an isolated event, such as a black hole quickly destroying a tiny star, could explain the bizarre observation.The paper’s authors explored other possible explanations for the mysterious object, considering ULX-4 may not be a one-off event. Another potential scenario is that ULX-4’s source may be a neutron star. Neutron stars are extremely dense objects that develop from the explosion of a star not big enough to create a black hole. Similar to black holes, neutron stars can suck in material and develop a fast-moving disk of debris.Neutron stars can also generate slow-feeding ultraluminous X-ray sources, even though the X-ray light is formed through different processes than in ULXs made by black holes. They also cause strong magnetic fields that can create “columns” that move material down to the surface and result in powerful X-rays. However, if the neutron star spins fast, those magnetic fields can block material from reaching the star’s surface.This barrier effect would prohibit the star from being an illuminated source of X-rays, except for times when the magnetic barrier may slightly open, allowing material to fall onto the neutron star’s surface. This also serves as another explanation for the abrupt appearance and disappearance of ULX-4.More on Geek.com:NASA Selects Mission Proposals to Advance Space Weather ObservationsNASA’s Parker Solar Probe Passes By Sun for Third TimeNASA Attaches Helicopter to Mars 2020 Rover Stay on targetlast_img read more

Guardiola calls Premier League the toughest competition

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola insists the Premier League is the toughest competition in the world.The former Barcelona manager led Manchester City to the Premier League title last season, amassing a record amount of points (100), as the Citizens only lost two games all season in the league.City are looking to become the first team since Manchester United in 2009 to defend the League crown but Guardiola insists his team is under no illusion about the task they face.Speaking as the keynote speaker for Liverpool University’s annual Edgar Allison Peers Symposium on Wednesday evening, he said, according to Daily Mail:norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“For the amount of games, for the weather, the referees saying play, play, play.“There are many contenders. No other country has that. It would be unfair to say that though.“There are many things in Germany and Spain that have better things than here. I am a better manager now than I was at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.“It’s the most unpredictable league I’ve been in. You watch Match of the Day. The people are crazy here compared to other countries and it’s good.”last_img read more

Google Doodle serves up tasty tribute to Ignacio Anaya Garcia inventor of

first_img Comments Tags Online Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya invented the tasty dish in 1943. Google Google’s latest Doodle may leave your mouth watering. Thursday’s Doodle celebrates the 124th birthday of Ignacio Anaya Garcia, and while you may not recognize his name, you’re likely familiar with his culinary creation: nachos!The animated Doodle demonstrates how Garcia invented the tasty treat in 1943 when a group of wives of US military personnel stationed at an army base in Texas popped into the Club Victoria, a restaurant in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras. The women wanted a snack, but Garcia, who was the restaurant’s maitre d’, couldn’t find a chef, so he took chips, cheese and chopped chilis in hand and revolutionized bar cuisine forever.Nacho’s especiales — named after the nickname for Ignacio — were added to the restaurant’s menu and soon grew in popularity at other nearby restaurants. The dish was written up in an American cookbook in 1949, but the apostrophe in Nacho’s was lost as its popularity spread around the world. For almost as long as Google has been around, it’s livened up its barebones search page with artwork that draws attention to notable people, events, holidays and anniversaries. But Google also likes to put food in the Doodle spotlight. Earlier this year, it honored the falafel as “the best thing that ever happened to chickpeas,” and in 2017, it cooked up a slideshow to honor the rice noodle.A modified version of nachos, featuring liquid cheese, was served in 1976 during a Texas Rangers game at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Two years later, during a Dallas Cowboys game, sportscaster Howard Cosell mentioned that he had snacked on some “nachos,” increasing the dish’s popularity, especially at sporting venues.Garcia died in 1975. A bronze plaque was erected in his honor in Piedras Negras, and Oct. 21 was declared the International Day of the Nacho. Thursday’s Doodle was illustrated by Mexico City-based guest artist Alfonso de Anda,”This topic was meaningful to me at a gut level, quite literally,” he told Google, adding that drawing a Doodle for Google has been a goal of his for a while. “I hope people get an instant craving for a snack after they see the Doodle. I also hope that they instantly drop whatever it is they’re doing and satisfy that craving.”Dig in. Share your voice 3 Google Doodlelast_img read more

Ramme a crossplatform desktop Instagram client

first_imgRamme, a cross-platform desktop Instagram client by Martin Brinkmann on August 29, 2016 in Internet – Last Update: August 29, 2016 – 1 commentRamme is a third-party cross-platform Instagram client for the desktop that lets you manage your Instagram account and explore images posted to the service.The program is available for Windows, Linux and Mac computer systems. If you download the Windows version, you simply extract the archive once the download completes and run Ramme.exe to get started.You need to sign in using Facebook or your Instagram account before you may use any feature the Instagram client offers.Once done, the feed is loaded automatically. The program displays options on the left for you to explore.Search is probably one of the most interesting options that Ramme supports. Click on the search icon to get started, and then on the search field that opens.You may use the form to search for people or tags. The program lists suggestions as you type, and you need to pick one of those to explore the stream.If you picked a tag, top posts and most recent posts are displayed on the next page. You may click on any image thumbnail to display it in full, and even watch videos right away in the client.Videos are listed with a camera symbol in the upper right corner so that you know what is what before you click.Ramme displays twenty or so thumbnail images per page. If there are more, you may click on the load more button to load them so that you end up with stream of images on a single page.Instagram is all about social interaction, following, liking and leaving comments, and you may do so too using the program.This works pretty much as you would expect it to work. Click on the follow button to send a follow request, on the heart symbol to like the post, and on add comment to post a comment of your own.You may check the people that you follow and that follow you with a click on the people icon in the interface. From there it is possible to stop the following, or explore a user’s Instagram feed to check it out.There is also the heart icon which displays new social interactions (followed you), and lists when Facebook friends start to use Instagram.The one thing that Ramme does not support is uploading photos to Instagram. That’s apparently against Instagram policies and will likely never be added to the program. Photo upload is still listed as under consideration on the GitHub project page.Also, stories support is considered. The next versions of Ramme will introduce pull to refresh and notifications support.Closing WordsRamme is a well designed desktop client for Instagram that you can run on Windows, Linux and Mac devices. It lets you interact with others on Instagram, and explore feeds and photos posted to the service.One bug that I encountered was that going back one too often using the back button made me land on Facebook (which I used to sign in), with no option to go back to Instagram.One more thing, the Electron process would not stop after closing Ramme. If you experience the same, kill it using the Task Manager.Summary12345 Author Rating1 based on 1 votes Software Name RammeSoftware Category MultimediaLanding Page https://github.com/terkelg/ramme Advertisementlast_img read more